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March 28, 2014
Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications
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Photo caption – From left: KidsPeace foster youth Lesley, Lidia and Nataly were among 40 girls pampered at this year’s “Say Yes to the Prom” event at Discovery Communications.
Discovery Communications helps KidsPeace foster youth
“Say Yes to the Prom”
Silver Spring, Md. – Three KidsPeace foster teens learned what it means to be beautiful inside and out at Thursday’s “Say Yes to the Prom” event at Discovery Communications.
The event, in its third year, aims to boost self-confidence among 40 local high school girls by pairing them with Discovery employees who mentor them throughout the day as they shop for prom dresses and accessories from a large display of donations, receive makeovers and practice walking the red carpet.
Monte Durham, of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” once again hosted the event. The KidsPeace youth – Nataly, Leslie and Lidia – were excited and appreciative of the time they spent with Discovery Communications employees leading up to and during the event. Earlier this month, the girls went to Discovery to meet their mentors before the big day.
“Discovery put so much thought and creative energy toward making this event such a lasting and memorable occasion for our children,” said Gina Seyfried, KidsPeace volunteer coordinator. “The therapeutic impact of this event was immense.”
For 132 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/KidsPeaceMaryland or on Twitter @KidsPeace.